September 10, 2021

Most know about the Big Fish House in downtown Wetumpka, but there’s an even older historic home built in 1828 further up the hill overlooking the town. This home was originally built by William Houghton, later a member of the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company. The Golson family, which started The Wetumpka Herald later owned the home….

August 15, 2021

Ever heard of Jenkins Brick? It all started in this gin in downtown Wetumpka on Opothleohola Street and even involves beehives. In the late 19th century, Michael Jenkins lost his leg in a railroad accident. As a result, he began selling beehives, eventually being the first to sell them overseas to European markets. When the…

July 17, 2021

Nicknamed “The Indestructibles” by TIME magazine, the five Crommelin brothers (who were Wetumpkians and all Naval Academy graduates) were known for their heroic efforts in some of World War II’s most famous battles. Sadly, two of them died in action. In the 1980’s, the USS Crommelin was commissioned in their honor and, today, this monument…

July 7, 2021

Wetumpka, Alabama, has long been known as “The City of Natural Beauty.” It’s no surprise then that Hollywood has taken notice, too. Most recently, the town hosted HGTV’s special series Home Town Takeover, and now you can see all the transformative film locations for yourself! (We miss you, Ben and Erin!) Thanks to Main Street…